Well, it shot straight to #1 on the NYT Best Sellers List.
In its own words
“Aided by a prescient cat, Dan Torrance becomes ‘Dr Sleep’”.
What TCS says
The Lord have mercy on you if you ever survive a Stephen King novel like Danny Torrance did, because King won’t. Redrum, redrum.
Everything is articulate, menacing, and acutely realistic about King’s writing. There are three decades between the original Shining and Doctor Sleep, but everything works together seamlessly.
The True Knot: a quasi-immortal tribe, living off the “steam” that children with the “shining” produce when they die, are too surreal in a harrowing universe of restless spirits and alcoholism. The Shining was bloodthirsty ghosts and the ‘shine’. Doctor Sleep replaces ghosts with psychic warfare of good v. evil.
People who have already read The Shining.